SONGS THAT PUNCH ME IN THE GUT

No matter how many times I hear them
  1. Time After Time by Cyndi Lauper
    I cry every time I hear this song. It just makes me think of all my friendships and my sister and unconditional love and, obviously, Romy and Michelle's High School Reunion.
  2. Turning Tables by Adele
    This song essentially spoke the words that I couldn't about a past relationship. Every time I hear it, I can feel what I felt then.
  3. Shake It Out by Florence & the Machine
    This song gave me the strength to move on from aforementioned break up. Every time I hear it, I remember how strong I was in that moment.
  4. Forever Young by Alphaville
    Youth, man. This song makes me wanna be in it forever.
  5. In My Life by The Beatles
    This song makes me cry because it's how I want to feel about someone someday.
  6. Vienna by Billy Joel
    Youth again. Why is this so sad to me? Probably because you wake up one random day and realize it's sort of passed.
  7. Ancient Lullaby by Matisyahu
    "The eyes of Hashem are to the righteous and He hears their soul cry like an ancient lullaby." I say "amen" because that's my prayer.
  8. ירושלים של זהב
    "Jerusalem of Gold", performed by Ofra Haza. If you are into the Jerusalem thing, this song will speak your soul for you. When I start crying: "Jerusalem of gold, and of bronze, and of light. Behold I am a violin for all your songs." ✨😭✨
  9. America by Simon and Garfunkel
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  10. Exodus by Trevor Hall
    "Sometimes I don't feel at home, like Exodus in my own soul, and I wanna return." Look, I'm a Jew in the diaspora.